I'm sure that like me, you try to get the most out of your creative purchases. We all like added value especially when we work hard for our money. So, when I designed my embroidery templates I was keen to explore other ways to use them. Of course you can use these creative suggestions for any templates that you may already have. More than just embroidery templates Alfie, … [Read more...] about Embroidery templates: Thinking outside the box
Secrets to Successful Sewing. Sewing is a skill that we have to learn and not something we are born with. Sometimes people refuse to learn anything new because they may feel vulnerable, but that's how we grow. Staying inside our comfort zones is safe but it also means that we never experience anything new. Read on to discover my 5 secrets to being successful, not just at … [Read more...] about 5 Secrets to Successful Sewing.
I don't know about you, but I love drawstring bags. They are so handy. They can be made in all sorts of different sizes and used for so many things; from toiletries to toys and everything in between. Use them as party bags for the kiddos or as a gift bag for a friend. Use Your Stash The bag I have designed is simple but depending on your choice of fabric it could look very … [Read more...] about How To Make Drawstring Bags
Not all thread is created equal. That may surprise some people, but like most things in life there are good ones and not so good ones! This guide is to help you differentiate between the various types used for machine sewing, quilting and patchwork. My top tip is to always buy the best you can afford. Buying cheaply is false economy. Chances are you will not be happy with … [Read more...] about Thread: A Beginners Guide
Have you ever wondered who invented the humble sewing machine? Being a professional sewer I thought I'd do a little research and share my findings. The discovery that this everyday object emerged from very complicated origins was surprising. The Timeline of the Sewing Machine There are many claims to its original invention so I've tried to glean the main contributors … [Read more...] about Who Invented the Sewing Machine?